The news about the Discover/WarnerMedia merger has been a cause of concern for some wrestling fans because typically, these mergers mean that some shows will get cut and the new people in charge may want to go in a different direction.
CNN+ is one of the biggest casualties of the merger after the streaming network failed to generate enough subscribers to justify the production costs and the money spent on the on-air talent, notably former FOX News anchor Chris Wallace.
Dave Meltzer confirmed on the Wrestling Observer Forum that AEW will have a big presence at the TV upfronts. He wrote, “AEW will be getting a big push at the upfronts.”
The upfronts are where shows are where major advertisers and executives meet and the idea is to show off their best programming so that advertisers can buy commercial time several months before the TV season starts. AEW getting a big push at the upfronts confirms that WarnerMedia is happy with them and this bodes well for them when it comes time to negotiate a new contract.